Develop your information skills this summer

Whether you’re researching patient care, teaching your trainees and students, revalidating, or setting up a Twitter presence for your team, the Library and Knowledge Service provides a range of sessions to refresh your skills.

Scheduled teaching takes place in our libraries at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital.  Teaching at Mill View Hospital is carried out on request.

See our website for full details and bookings, or contact us.

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Learn to access our online collections

We provide an overview of the wealth of online journals, texts, clinical procedures and summaries available to you.



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Find quality health information

We show you how to search effectively and efficiently. Our sessions follow a step-by-step approach, from navigating key online sources to conducting in‑depth searches of high-quality evidence to inform research, service improvement and CPD.



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Understand the evidence

We show you how to critically appraise both quantitative and qualitative research and interpret medical statistics to make decisions about patient care or service development.



endnote onlineManage your research and findings

If you’re writing for publication or assignments or simply keeping track of your research, our session on using EndNote bibliographic software is for you.



TwitterGet the most out of social media

Learn tips to promote your services and keep your target audience informed with social media. From building up your network to measuring your impact . . . all in just thirty minutes!


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Use technologies in your own teaching

If you’re involved in teaching students, trainees, staff or your peers find out how to enhance your teaching using learning technologies, from producing podcasts to creating videos.




Revalidate your professional qualifications

Reflecting on your practice is important to professional associations such as the GMC and NMC, and reflective writing skills will be needed for your portfolio. Our sessions help you develop your skills and confidence in reflective writing and show how to apply it to your CPD.

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Keep up with patient information

Learn how to identify reliable sources of information for your patients and get guidance on creating your own leaflets and videos.



Sessions tailored to your profession

We can tailor our sessions to suit the needs of teams, such as managers, nurses, doctors, health professionals or administrative staff.

Contact us for details.


Online teaching

If you are not able to visit us in person for teaching, we provide online support via WebEx.

All you need is access to the internet and a telephone at the same time.